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Mr. Larson's tendency to micromanage was getting on Brad's nerves.
Coping with ducks
'Mind you, I'm not responsible for the entire pipeline ?' just the section that flows through my office.'
"All this namby pamby nonsense about stress...I've been stressed for YEARS and it's never done ME any harm... " "But you're only 25!"
"Didn't you used to manage our mutual fund?"
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'Nobody?! Well, since we're all stuck in traffic, we may as well do this by conference call.'
"Actually we were hoping you'd encourage a more conciliatory approach to conflict management."
'I'm worried that unless we implement rigid protocols to maximise client gratification within acceptable cost/benefit parameters to ensure enhanced margins then we're in danger of missing the point of what christmas is all about.'
'Before the system upgrade we were going nowhere. Now we're going nowhere fast.'
"Seth, here, is one of the best young creative compromisers in the business."
'And I'll keep raising the bar until someone comes up with a better business metaphor.'
"Well your client feedback is very positive, 90% judged you excellent,5% exceptionally good and the remaining 5% want to have your children."
"The company lacks leadership, we need to think about the possibility of setting up a policy group to look at the option of a sub-committee to prepare a discussion paper on the problem."
Surely there's an easier way of moving files?'
Work life balance - "Tonight we're going to read about how Spiderman got the firms quarterly VAT returns in on time."
"We can't call it restructuring,we did that in '99 and '2002..." "And we used 'reorganisation' in 2000 and 2003." "What about 'strategic reorientation' We haven't done that since 2004."
'Have you tried enjoying the aches and pains?'
"That's Karl, before he was purchased by the Chinese."
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Home Business - Accounts.
'Now no false modesty, Bill. For your work you deserve a lollipop.'
BMA told to radically overhaul communications.
"You must be doing something awfully special not to have your cubicle sealed off, filled with water, and then stocked with piranhas."
'The copier's died on me. Can you send a replacement?'
"So you're depressed. Everybody's depressed—some of us just handle it better than others."
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